Extreme Amphibious OffRoad Power 800HP VITYAZ DT-30
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Extreme Amphibious OffRoad Power 800HP VITYAZ DT-30 The ultimate unstoppable offroad power machine, Russian made Vityaz DT-30 is the world's most capable extreme off-road vehicle designed for use in remote tundra and arctic conditions where full self-sufficiency is required. Key to the VITYAZ incredible off-road capability is its powered articulation which allows for kinematic control of the two-unit body
The DT-30 is an off-road tracked transporter meant to carry 30 ton payloads in to any place, and easily handle terrain that Urals, Unimogs, Tatras, Kamazs and even battle tanks would have absolutely no chance of getting through (unless they are carried by a DT-30)
The DT-30 Vityaz (Knight) all-terrain tracked carrier was designed to carry heavy loads over all off-road terrain, including swamps, sand and snow. First vehicle was built in 1981 and small scale production commenced in 1982. It is also used for a number of civilian applications in rough terrain. The original DT-30 is no longer produced. This vehicle has never been exported outside the former Soviet republics.
The DT-30 Vityaz has articulated configuration. The original DT-30 has a single flatbed cargo body. Vehicle weights 30 tons and has equal payload capacity. The DT-30P is a more usual variant with two cargo areas.
Vityaz has a fully enclosed forward control cab, which provides seating for driver and four passengers. Engine compartment is located behind the cab. The rear unit can accommodate a variety of bodies. In some cases the rear unit can vary considerably from the front.
The vehicle is powered by a V-46-5 multi-fuel diesel engine, developing up to 800 hp, originally developed from one used on the T-64 main battle tank. The engine is fitted with a pre-heater and can be started at -50°C. Tracks of the Vityaz are 1.1 m wide. The DT-30P has a very low ground pressure. It can even go through anti-tank mine without causing detonation. The original DT-30 with a single flat bed cargo body is not amphibious.
Variants DT-30P Vityaz. It is produced since 1986. It has two load carrying areas, one on the front section and other and other on the second articulated unit. Vehicle is fully amphibious;
DT-30PM, improved variant of the DT-30P;
DT-10P Vityaz, smaller articulated tracked carrier. It has a payload capacity of 10 t or 10 passengers, including the crew of five. This vehicle also has a narrower tracks;
DT-10PM Vezdesusciy, improved variant of the DT-10P.